RCMP Veterans' Association (PEI)

Christmas time is here,
We'll be drawing near.
Oh, that we could always see

Such spirit through the year!

To the Members, Families and Friends of the RCMP Veterans’ Association - PEI Division:

Well, where does one start a Christmas letter under these circumstances!?! Of course we are all dealing with the challenges of living with COVID-19, but this is also my first note to you as President of the PEI Division. I guess the best place to start is to say thank you...

  • To the members of the Association, thanks for your faith in me to take on this role. I look forward to serving the Association and to support our retired and serving members and their families;
  • To Mike O’Neil, thanks for your example as a strong President and role model. You know I’ll be calling on your support in the days to come;
  • To the serving members of “L” Division and your families, thank you for your commitment and dedication to the Force. I know I speak for all Islanders when I say we can never truly show how much you mean to us; and
  • To our friends in other policing services, emergency services and supporters of the RCMP, our partnerships over the years has made us stronger, and I am looking forward to working with you all to ensure these bonds are never broken.
I think I can honestly say that 2020 has been unlike any other year for the RCMP and its Veterans. The challenges of policing during a global pandemic are unprecedented. The horrific events of this past April in Nova Scotia scarred us as a Nation. I’m sure you have watched the news cycle throughout the year regarding the Force as it continues to adapt to ever changing operational postures. At the Police and Peace Officers Memorial Service this year, along with all those who lost their lives in the line of duty, we honoured Cst. Heidi Stevenson and Cst. Allan Poapst, both new additions to the Honour Roll. We all had new words come into our language like “Zoom meeting” “hand sanitizer” “non-medial mask” and adjusted to living in “bubbles”!

As we prepare for the Christmas holidays and the coming winter, my wife Gail and I send our very best to you all. This is a year where spending time with those closest to us, will truly be the greatest gift we can ever give. May the New Year truly bring us all joy and the patience to adapt to whatever the new normal will be

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,

Scott C. Ferris, President,

RCMP Veterans’ Association – PEI Division.